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Dew Of Death

Author : Joel A. Vilensky
ISBN : 9780253111524
Genre : History
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"Dr. Vilensky raises important concerns regarding the threats posed by lewisite and other weapons of mass destruction. As he describes, non-proliferation programs are a vital component in the War on Terror." -- Richard G. Lugar, United States Senator "Joel Vilensky's book is a detailed and immensely useful account of the development and history of one of the major chemical weapons.... We will always know how to make lewisite, the 'Dew of Death,' but that does not mean that we should, or be compelled to accept such weapons in our lives." -- from the Foreword by Richard Butler, former head of UN Special Commission to Disarm Iraq In 1919, when the Great War was over, the New York Times reported on a new chemical weapon with "the fragrance of geranium blossoms," a poison gas that was "the climax of this country's achievements in the lethal arts." The name of this substance was lewisite and this is its story -- the story of an American weapon of mass destruction. Discovered by accident by a graduate student and priest in a chemistry laboratory at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., lewisite was developed into a weapon by Winford Lewis, who became its namesake, working with a team led by James Conant, later president of Harvard and head of government oversight for the U.S.'s atomic bomb program, the Manhattan Project. After a powerful German counterattack in the spring of 1918, the government began frantic production of lewisite in hopes of delivering 3,000 tons of the stuff to be ready for use in Europe the following year. The end of war came just as the first shipment was being prepared. It was dumped into the sea, but not forgotten. Joel A. Vilensky tells the intriguing story of the discovery and development of lewisite and its curious history. During World War II, the United States produced more than 20,000 tons of lewisite, testing it on soldiers and secretly dropping it from airplanes. In the end, the substance was abandoned as a weapon because it was too unstable under most combat conditions. But a weapon once discovered never disappears. It was used by Japan in Manchuria and by Iraq in its war with Iran. The Soviet Union was once a major manufacturer. Strangely enough, although it was developed for lethal purposes, lewisite led to an effective treatment for a rare neurological disease.

Dale Loves Sophie To Death

Author : Robb Forman Dew
ISBN : 9780316055390
Genre : Fiction
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Robb Forman Dew's cult first novel explores themes of familial and romantic bonds as it tells the story of a woman whose husband stays behind in New England while she and their children spend the summer in her Midwestern hometown.

Death S Masquerade Shattered

Author : Charlotte M. Nabors
ISBN : 9781449734299
Genre : Religion
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This book is about gaining a biblical understanding of death. Whether you are Christian or not, you may see things in a whole new way and gain an understanding of the many theories you have heard over the years. This book is valuable to anyone who has had questions about God's justice or injustice, hellfire, or where we go when we die. Learn about suicide, euthanasia, ghosts, the crucifixion, and many more insights. The wisdom within is heavily supported with biblical texts and the personal experiences of the author and others.

Morning Dew Or Daily Readings For The People Of God Selected From The Writings Of Ancient And Modern Divines By I C Garbett

Author : Isabel Charlotte Garbett
ISBN : OXFORD:590698385
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Christ S Victorie And Triumph In Heaven And Earth Over And After Death A Poem

Author : Giles Fletcher
ISBN : BL:A0017935566
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Justin Gale Deals With Death

Author : Reece Hauxby
ISBN : 9780980804508
Genre : Science fiction
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The Last Gasp

Author : Scott Christianson
ISBN : 9780520945616
Genre : History
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The Last Gasp takes us to the dark side of human history in the first full chronicle of the gas chamber in the United States. In page-turning detail, award-winning writer Scott Christianson tells a dreadful story that is full of surprising and provocative new findings. First constructed in Nevada in 1924, the gas chamber, a method of killing sealed off and removed from the sight and hearing of witnesses, was originally touted as a "humane" method of execution. Delving into science, war, industry, medicine, law, and politics, Christianson overturns this mythology for good. He exposes the sinister links between corporations looking for profit, the military, and the first uses of the gas chamber after World War I. He explores little-known connections between the gas chamber and the eugenics movement. Perhaps most controversially, he has unearthed new evidence about American and German collaboration in the production and lethal use of hydrogen cyanide and about Hitler’s adoption of gas chamber technology developed in the United States. More than a book about the death penalty, this compelling history ultimately reveals much about America’s values and power structures in the twentieth century.

Dew Drop Dead By James Howe

Author : Jean Jamieson
ISBN : 1561376965
Genre : Children
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Novel units provide teachers with new ways to teach reading, thinking, writing, and the love of literature.

Chemical And Biological Warfare

Author : Eric Croddy
ISBN : 0387950761
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A survey of the key issues related to chemical and biological warfare discusses known chemical and biological agents and how they are weaponized, the roles they have played in history, and the actual risk of their being used today.

A Funeral Sermon On John Xi 25 Occasioned By The Death Of P M Whelpley Together With An Address Delivered At His Funeral

Author : Gardiner SPRING
ISBN : BL:A0019242860
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